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Fairfield Civil War event schedule posted

Richard D. L. Fulton

(4/22) More than 150 Confederate and Union re-enactors will engage in Fairfield Borough in early May as part of the community’s continuing commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, the country’s bloody second war of independence.

Events planned by the The Fairfield Sesquicentennial Committee to take place include (events designated to occur at Fairfield Inn will take place at 15 West Main Street; events designated to occur at Fairfield Village Hall will take place at 108 West Main Street):

May 4 (Friday) :

  • Noon-7 p.m., Re-enactor registration at the Fairfield Inn.
  • 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., American history program for Fairfield Middle School fifth grade.

May 5 (Saturday):

  • 8:30 a.m., Gates open to the public.
  • 9 a.m.,  Meet Union generals as they plan the battle. Fairfield Village Hall.
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Living History Village open to the public Civil War encampment, Steelman Street.
  • 10:30 to Noon, Special presentation by Gettysburg historian Tim Smith at Fairfield Village Hall.
  • 11 a.m., Noon, and 1 p.m., Civil War Era house tours (there is a charge for this event), 118 West Main Street.
  • 11 a.m. 3 p.m., Quartermaster’s Luncheon (there is a charge for this event), Fairfield Inn.
  • Noon, "A Taste of History Wine & Dine" outside the Fairfield Inn (there is a charge for this event).
  • Noon, "Insight into the Civil War Spy Organizations," Fairfield Village Hall.
  • 1 p.m., A moment with General Longstreet, Fairfield Village Hall.
  • 2 p.m., Battle re-enactment, "Confederates Attempt a Rear Guard Movement," Landis Farm, North Miller Street.
  • 3 p.m., Meet the Southern generals and their staff,  Fairfield Village Hall.
  • 4 p.m.,  "Insightful Conversation General and Mrs. Lee," Fairfield Village Hall.
  • 7 to 9 p.m., Bonfire with music by Kent Courtney, Fairfield Inn.

May 6 (Sunday):

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Living History Village open to the public Civil War encampment, Steelman Street.
  • 9 a.m., Sunday morning Church service, Fairfield Village Hall.
  • 10 a.m., Ladies Relief Society speaks of the courageous efforts during the war, Fairfield Village Hall .
  • 11 a.m., "Insightful Conversation General and Mrs. Lee," Fairfield Village Hall.
  • 12 p.m., "A Moment with General Longstreet," Fairfield Village Hall .
  • 1 p.m., "The Great Struggles of the Medical Department," Fairfield Village Hall.
  • 2 p.m., Battle re-enactment, "The Union Cavalry Protects the Gap," Landis Farm, North Miller Street.
  • 3 p.m.,  "Meet the Generals Union and Confederate Q&A," Fairfield Village Hall.
  • 4 p.m., Closing ceremonies, Fairfield Inn.

Fairfield Sesquicentennial Committee maintains a web site at battleoffairfield.com 

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